I love Sarah Addison Allen as an author. I have read several of her books and find her language and character development to be a true joy. She is whimsical, funny and has an ability to make magic happen on the page. Often it is like catching a glimpse of a fairy in the woods. Karen White tore the wings off the fairy and stomped on them. She was too breathy and her inflections and cadence were completely off. It was so distracting. Not to mention that the differences between female and male voices were so unnoticeable that I had a hard time figuring out who was supposed to be flirting with whom. The only characters that she seemed to pull off half successfully were the old women/grandmother’s voices and even those were weak. It was genuine disappointment and a disservice to Sarah Addison Allen as a writer.
I like the characters and how you aren't hearing from only one character but from all
All 4 books I have listened to have been great, they keep you wanting more. Which usually means I am in my garage for another hour trying to hear more of the story :) Great books, not mushy :)
I love this Author and I loved this performance. Southern Chic Lit at its best. A little bit of mystery, a little bit of romance and prose that is magic. Wish it was longer.
love southern fiction but was not impressed by this book. did not keep my interest.
This started out so well - full of mystery, unanswered questions and characters that I liked. But it dropped the ball and missed opportunities. The mysteries were simplistic - no surprises, the references to magic led nowhere - turned into a few love stories -- I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop - like there just had to be nothing more. There wasn't. If you want nothing more than a love story that is simple, uncomplicated, go for it. I wish I had saved my money.
Yes, her voice was annoying.
I'm going to check if this literary pablum is in the romance section because that may be why it was torture to get through